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JOB OPPORTUNITY: The Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University invites applications for an artist/teacher of Flute beginning in the fall semester of 2018. This is a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. Responsibilities include individual instruction for undergraduate majors in flute, including a weekly performance class, chamber music coaching, and courses in flute orchestral repertoire and flute pedagogy. The successful candidate will also perform as a member of the Blair Woodwind Quintet, one of the Blair School’s signature chamber ensembles. Additional responsibilities include service-related activities associated with a tenure-track position, such as student advising, participation on committees as assigned, and other forms of service to the school and profession. For more information about the position, please contact [email protected] To apply, go to (10/17)

MUSIC: Solo, Ensemble, Band, Orchestra, Woodwind, Brass, Strings, Sacred, Classical. View and Listen. Buy online. WPF Music. www.jwpep Scroll down to “SEE ENTIRE CATALOG.” (10/17)

AUDITION MANAGER: makes handling large auditions easy. Features automatic data entry from initial registration to final judging via scanner cards., telephone 800.579.1264 Barry Lumpkin. (10/17)

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Industry News
Doc Severinsen to Play Midwest
    The Midwest Clinic announced that Doc Severinsen will perform a special concert at its 71st annual conference.  On the evening of December 20, 2017, Severinsen will be joined by vocalist Vanessa Thomas, percussionist Stockton Helbing, and the Elmhurst College Big Band under the direction of Doug Beach. For thirty years, Severinsen was the sound of late night television on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, bringing his signature playing and big band into the homes across the country. (9/17)

Guy Yehuda Joins Vandoren
Vandoren welcomes clarinetist Guy Yehuda to its artist roster, Yehuda has toured in Europe, North America, Israel, and China. He has performed with the Israel Philharmonic, Lucerne Contemporary Festival Orchestra, Chicago Civic Orchestra, Spoleto Festival Orchestra, Haifa Symphony Orchestra, and Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, among others. He is currently Associate Professor and Artist Teacher of Clarinet at Michigan State University College of Music and principal clarinetist with the Lansing Symphony Orchestra. ( (8/17)

New Products and Publications

Eastman Case Studies, Volume III

    The Eastman School of Music announces Volume III of Eastman Case Studies, a publication the school’s Paul R. Judy Center for Innovation and Research. Designed as an educational resource to develop a deeper understanding of managing arts organization, Volume III of Eastman Case Studies delves into current challenges of five institutions, groups, and industries: Carnegie Hall, Break of Reality, Omaha Under the Radar, GroupMuse, and the digital recording scene. (9/17)

New Meredith Release

    Meredith Music Publications has released Wedding Music for Marimba by Patrick Roulet. This collection of classics for the marimba includes many of the most popular works performed at weddings, featuring preludes and processionals, interludes, and recessionals and postludes. Each piece is arranged for both two- and four-mallet marimba techniques to ac­commodate mallet players with different ability levels. Hal Leonard is the exclusive distributor for Meredith Music. $14.95, (9/17)

String Instruments Guide
Meredith Music announced the publication of String Instruments: Purchasing, Maintenance, Trouble­shooting, and More by Sandy Goldie. The book ad­dresses such frustrations as pegs and endpins that continuously slip or stick; fine tuners that mal­function; strings that break, be­come false, or fray; bows that warp or need re­hairing; chin rests that won’t stay on; bridges or sound posts that lean or fall; and strings that are either so high they injure fingers or so low they buzz. Purchasing topics include renting versus buying, selection of student, step-up, and professional instruments and bows; and instrument accessories. The maintenance section covers temperature, humidity, cleaning and polishing, daily care, and periodic and annual maintenance with to-do lists for both instruments and bows. Further sections of the book discuss troubleshooting, rehearsal space, repairs, sizing, storage, setting up, tuning, and what to include in a toolkit. (ISBN 978-1-57463-056-5. $14.95. Meredith Music Pub­lications is exclusively distributed by the Hal Leonard Corporation.) (8/17)

Peterson Announces StroboClip HD
Peterson Strobe Tuners has released the next generation of its clip-on series tuner, the StroboClip HD. Like the previous model, the StroboClip HD will clip to any string, woodwind, or brass instrument. It has a tuning resolution of .01 cent (1/1000th of a semitone). The updated LCD technology offers nearly twice the screen pixel resolution over its predecessor, providing smooth tuning action while maintaining its real-time response allowing users to view even the smallest changes in pitch instantly. ($59.99, (8/17)

Sabian Boosts XSR Line
Three new professional-level B20 cast cymbals have been added to the XSR cymbal series line. The new 17" and 19" Fast Crashes are hammered and feature enhanced profiles. The bells are shaped and designed to accelerate the overall sound, for a quick response with penetrating definition and power. The 22" Ride offers a balance of stick definition and tonal wash and features a mid-sized bell ideal for playing solid grooves. ( (8/17)

Honors and Appointments and Other Music News
Buffet Crampon Appointment

    Buffet Crampon USA has announced the appointment of John Hadden to the newly created position of Brass Development Coordinator. His task will be to identify markets for growth of the company's six brass brands - Besson, B&S, Antoine Courtois Paris, Hans Hoyer, Melton Meinl Weston, and J. Scherzer. He will work the Buffet Crampon product specialists, performing artists, and dealers. His extensive musical background includes a BM in tuba performance from the University of South Florida and a Master's Degree in Music Performance from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where he studied with B&S artist Dan Perantoni. He has performed with such groups as the Sarasota Opera, Terra Haute Symphony, Florida Wind Band, and the First Brass of Sarasota. For more information on the ten brands distributed in North America by Buffet Crampon, visit

University of Michigan’s M-Prize Winner Announced


    After two days of semifinals and finals concerts at the University of Michigan, Russian Renaissance has won the $100,000 for the second annual chamber arts competition. Russian Renaissance, an ensemble from Moscow that presents “high caliber traditional folk music through a modern lens,” debuted in October 2015, performing with world-renowned director Emir Kusturica. As part of the grand prize package, Russian Renaissance will be included in upcoming season programming for Interlochen Presents and University of Florida Performing Arts. The announcement was made at Hill Auditorium after the grand prize gala competition, which also featured senior strings division winner, the Argus Quartet and senior winds division winner, the Donald Sinta Quartet. (

Conductor Thomas Wilkins Appointed to Jacobs School of Music Faculty
    Thomas Wilkins will be appointed professor of music in orchestral conducting at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, pending approval of the Trustees of Indiana University. Wilkins' appointment will begin on August 1. Wilkins is recognized for his talent at communicating and connecting with audiences. Following his first season with the Boston Symphony, the Boston Globe named him among the “Best People and Ideas of 2011.” He also received the Outstanding Artist award at the 2014 Nebraska Governor’s Arts Awards for his contribution to music in the state. 

Cleveland Institute of Music Announcements
    The Cleveland Institute of Music (CIM) announces the launch of the Cleveland Institute of Music Center for Innovative Musicianship. The Center for Innovative Musicianship will build on the Institutes’ reputation as a center for innovative musicianship, where professional preparation and expert mentorship serve as the trademark of CIM’s faculty. Launching and leading this effort is Joyce Griggs, who will serve as Vice President and inaugural Director.
    The Cleveland Institute of Music (CIM) also announced that violinists Ilya Kaler and Olga Dubossarskaya Kaler will join the Institute’s String Faculty at the start of the 2018-19 academic year. Ilya Kaler will be teacher of violin at CIM. His career encompasses solo and chamber music performance, recording, and string pedagogy. Olga Kaler, who will also teach violin at CIM, has toured three continents as a soloist, chamber musician, and artist-teacher.

Yamaha Announced Winners of Young Performing Artists Competition
    Yamaha Artist Services Indianapolis, in conjunction with the Band & Orchestral division of Yamaha Corporation of America, has named the winners of the 2017 Yamaha Young Performing Artists (YYPA) Competition. Winners will receive an all-expense-paid trip to the YYPA Celebration Weekend where they will have the opportunity to play in front of thousands, and participate in workshops designed to launch a professional music career.
2017 YYPA Winners Include:
• Victor Hernandez Ramirez – Flute
He Zhang – Clarinet
Hannah Hickman – Classical Saxophone
Howard Dietz – Jazz Saxophone
Michelle Hembree – Horn
Altin Sencalar – Jazz Trombone
Cameron Leach – Concert Percussion
Stephen Morris – Drumset
Derek Louie – Cello
Nathan Ben-Yehuda – Piano

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